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19-year-old Luke Parkin wants to break into Leeds United's first team

The striker scored twice for Leeds U-21s last night and wants a place in Neil Redfearn's senior side.

Luke Parkin is Leeds United's hero of the hour.

The 19-year-old forward netted twice for Leeds Under-21s last night as they came from behind to beat Leicester City, including a last-minute winner.

The Yorkshire club's senior side could certainly do with that kind of spirit, although competition for places is tough up top, with Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara currently keeping Billy Sharp out of the side.

But Leeds youngster Parkin is targeting a first-team spot, admitting it was good to impress the watching Neil Redfearn last night.

"It was horrible," Parkin told Leeds' official website. "In the first half it was windy and rainy and not the best to play our football in but we came out on top in the end.

"It was a good test for us, we never gave up. It’s a good group of lads. When we were 1-0 down, we knew we could get one.

"It’s always good to impress Redders, everyone’s trying to get into that first team. I know there’s quite a few players but players have been training with the first team. All you can do is keep doing the best you can do and hopefully get a chance."

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